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    Friday
    Dec192014

    BATES MOTEL Season 3 Promo- Shower Time.

     

    Bates Motel was a runaway hit for A&E, and now as the dark drama prepares to enter it's third season we get a look at Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) spying on the Motel's newest tennant Annika Johnson (Tracy Spiridakos) in a scene that seems like things are about to get... PSYCHO. 

    We left the charmingly eerie town of White Pine Bay with Norman channeling his dear mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) in the chilling season 2 finale, leading us to believe this show is about to get much much darker.

    Bates Motel Season 3 premiers this March. 

    Friday
    Nov282014

    Official Trailer For NBC's New Series "A.D."

    Premiering Easter Sunday 2015, the 12-episode “A.D.” starts with the Crucifixion and The resurrection. What follows is the epic tale of “A.D.” chronicling several of the most intense and tumultuous decades in history. The complicated birth of the early Church was a time filled with enormous faith, persecution, political intrigue, brutal Roman oppression and the desperate Jewish revolt. The entire world was transformed, and the course of human history would be forever changed.

    “A.D.” tells its story through the eyes of the Apostles, Pilate, Caiaphas, the Jewish Zealots and the Herod family. With the Book of Acts and Paul’s letters as its foundation plus some artful use of history, “A.D.” shows why little has changed in two thousand years, but the church continues to change the world.

    Monday
    Nov172014

    HBO's WESTWORLD Ordered to Series; Hopkins, Marsden, Harris to Star

     

    HBO's Adaptation of the 1973 film that acclaimed author, the late Michael Crichton (Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park TIMELINE) wrote and directed, has been ordered to pilot with heavy pedigree behind it, and a star-studded cast which has signed multi-year deals to stay in "Delos".

    HBO, which is home to some already impressive series such as True Detective, Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, and The Newsroom, will be adding scifi-western to that bill in 2015, as they took to Twitter earlier on Monday to drop a Vine, as well as the first official set-photo of the "Westworld" in Delos. 

    The drama hails from J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk's Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot Productions, with the duo exec producing alongsideJerry Weintraub, Jonathan Nolan (who directed the pilot)and Joy. Kathy Lingg will co-EP and Athena Wickham is a producer on the drama. David Coatsworth is set as a co-EP and line producer, with Susie Ekins set as a co-producer. Westworld hails from Bad Robot, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films.

    James Marsden (X-Men, Enchanted), Evan Rachel Wood (Charlie Countryman, The Ides of March), Thandie Newton (Crash, Mission: Impossible II) will be joining Ed Harris (The Rock, Enemy at the Gates) with Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) as the 'mad genius' behind the theme-park Delos.
    Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings) and Jeffrey Wright (The Manchurian Candidate) are also set to star. 

    The Hollywood Reporter also notes that, since a majority of the cast will be play androids, they can be killed off and returned with ease, often able to start playing completely different characters entirely. 

    WESTWORLD follows a future where anything is possible in the world of Delos- an amusement park that for $1,000 dollars a day it's customers can stay in any of the three highly realistic parks: West World, Medieval World, and Roman World, where they can fight to the death, have sex with, or just live a life of adventure and debauchery with the androids that populate them.

    That is until things go wrong, and the androids become a bit too real. 

    Monday
    Nov172014

    FROM HELL Coming to FX; Johnny Depp Not Included

     

    Deadline just broke the news that FX will be bringing an adaptation of Alan Moore's celebrated graphic novel which printed from 1986-1996, and was later adapted into a chilling thriller in 2001 starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham.

    The drama will be coming to FX, which will be in desperate need of an attention grabbing series as their two biggest draws, Sons of Anarchy and Justified, are nearing their end within the year.

     Don Murphy, who produced the film, is executive producing the mini. David Arata (Children of Men) will write the adaptation. The Hughes bothers, who directed the movie, are not involved.

    When the current resurgence of event series started, Murphy thought that would be a great way to handle the material properly, giving the story time to play out and doing it justice. He reached out to Fox Group chairman Peter Rise who was an executive on the movie. Rice loved the idea and the project was set up at Fox TV Studios whose then-topper David Madden had worked with Murphy in the past. Arata was brought in as writer and the drama was sold to FX, with FX Prods. coming on board to co-produce with FtvS. Don Murphy is executive producing with Susan Montford, via their company Angry Films, along with Arata.

    From Hell recounts the chilling streak of Jack the Ripper murders that plagued London in the late 1800s, followed by inspector Frederick Abberline and told with Jack the Ripper as the main character.

    The novel is based off "Stephen Knight's theory that the Jack the Ripper murders were part of a conspiracy to conceal the birth of an illegitimate royal baby fathered by Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence,"

    From Hell would make a perfect home at FX, which excels in adult-oriented, extremley graphic, and highly mature content and story-telling such as The Americans, The Bridge, FARGO, Sons of Anarchy, and TYRANT.  

    Friday
    Sep052014

    Justin Lin Could Make "True Detective" Season 2 Awfully Fast and/or Furious

    Whle True Detective Season 2 has been swirling in the rumor mill since the first season basically ended, with every able-bodied man and woman "potentially" eyed for a role, Deadline reports that Fast and Furious 6 director Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of HBO's hit series' sophomore season.
     

    I have learned that The Fast And The Furious‘ Justin Lin is in talks to direct at least the first two episodes of the upcoming season. He would succeed Cary Fukunaga, who helmed and executive produced all eight episodes from Season 1 and just won the best director for a drama series Emmy for his work. 

    Deadline sticks to rumors that the True Detective Season 2 cast will include Colin Farrell (In Bruges, Fright Night ), Vince Vaughn (The Cell, PSYCHO ), and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter, SAVAGES ) with a female lead still being eyed. 

    According to circulated breakdowns, the second cycle of True Detective will be set in California and focus on the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal.

    Thursday
    Jul102014

    GAME OF THRONES Leads 2014 Emmy Nominations; Good Shows Get Snubbed

     

    The Nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards were revealed today, and leading the pack was HBO's Game of Thrones which ended it's bloody 5th season this past June, with Netflix's Orange is the New Black and AMC's Breaking Bad trailing not too far behind. 

    Best Comedy series: 

    "The Big Bang Theory" 

    "Louis"

    "Modern Family"

    "Orange Is the New Black"

    "Silicon Valley"

    "Veep"

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series:

    Lena Dunham, "Girls"

    Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"

    Julia Louis Dreyfus, "Veep"

    Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"

    Amy Poehler, "Parks & Recreation"

    Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black"

    Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

    Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

    Ricky Gervais, "Derek"

    Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

    Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"

    Louis C.K., "Louie"

    William H. Macy, "Shameless"

    Supporting Actor, Comedy:

    Andre Braugher, "Brookiyn Nine-Nine"

    Adam Driver, "Girls"

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"

    Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"

    Fred Armisen, "Portlandia"

    Tony Hale, "Veep"

    Supporting Actress, Comedy:

    Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"

    Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"

    Allison Janney, "Mom"

    Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black"

    Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"

    Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

    Best Drama Series:

    "Breaking Bad"

    "Downton Abbey"

    "Game of Thrones"

    "House of Cards"

    "Mad Men"

    "True Detective"

    Best Actress, Drama:

    Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex"

    Claire Danes, "Homeland"

    Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"

    Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

    Kerry Washington, "Scandal"

    Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

    Best Actor, Drama:

    Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

    Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"

    Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

    Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"

    Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"

    Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

    Supporting Actor, Drama:

    Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"

    Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"

    Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

    Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"

    Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"

    Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"

    Supporting Actress, Drama:

    Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

    Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

    Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"

    Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"

    Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

    Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"

    Miniseries or Movie:

    "American Horror Story: Coven"

    "Bonnie & Clyde"

    "Fargo"

    "Luther"

    "Treme"

    "The White Queen"

    Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie:

    Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"

    Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Coven" 

    Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"

    Minnie Driver, "Return to Zero"

    Kristen Wiig, "The Spoils of Babylon"

    Cicely Tyson, "The Trip Bountiful"

    Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie:

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge"

    Martin Freeman, "Fargo"

    Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"

    Idris Elba, "Luther"

    Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"

    Obviously it's been a pretty good year for TV; and as usual plenty were taken aback that shows such as NBC's HANNIBAL or FX's The Bridge and The Americans weren't nominated for much.

    The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers will air August 25 at 8 p.m. on NBC. 

    Thursday
    May292014

    Marilyn Manson is Coming to Charming in SONS OF ANARCHY's Final Season 

     

    The testosterone-filled biker drama Sons of Anarchy is gearing up to enter it's final season this fall, and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has reportedly been cast as a shot-caller whom Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam, Pacific Rim) uses to expand his influence while in jail.

    Deadline reports:

    Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father’s,” said Manson, who had a bit role on HBO’s Eastbound & Down last year. “So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So now all I need is a motorcycle.” 

    Sons of Anarchy follows the titular SAMCRO Gang located out of Charming, California and has been a huge hit for FX in the past 6 years it has been on, pushing the boundaries of even it's TV-MA rating.

    The show ended it's bloody and controversial 6th season with a huge death, and the 7th season is expected to begin "just before" the big kill.

    Sunday
    May112014

    Fox's "Gotham" Displays The Entire Cast In New Image

    "Gotham" is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), "Gotham" follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

    "Gotham" is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Heller wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

    Ben McKenzie, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova are set to star with the first episode expected to debut this fall.

    Sunday
    May112014

    Teaser Poster For CW's "iZombie"

    Based on the series created by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred, "iZombie" will be executive produced by "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero and sees "Once Upon a Time" star Rose McIver in the lead role of Liv. In the series, Liv works in a coroner's office, and in order to maintain her humanity she'll be forced to dine on the brains of the deceased, but in doing so she will absorb their memories and use it to solve their murders, among other crimes.


    Sunday
    May112014

    Teaser Poster For CW's "The Flash"

    "The Flash" arrives from co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, who, along with Geoff Johns, wrote the pilot episode which was helmed by "Arrow" pilot director David Nutter. Grant Gustin will star as the titular hero along with Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Iris's father, Detective West, Michelle Harrison as Barry's mother Nora Allen and many others, including John Wesley Shipp, from the original "The Flash" TV series, in an unspecified role.